Pronunciation: \-ˈfi-ziks\
Function: noun plural but singular in construction
Etymology: Medieval Latin Metaphysica, title of Aristotle’s treatise on the subject, from Greek (ta)meta (taphysika, literally, the (works) after the physical (works); from its position in his collected works
Date: 1569

1 a (1) : a division of philosophy that is concerned with the fundamental nature of reality and being and that includes ontology, cosmology, and often epistemology (2) : ontology 2 b : abstract philosophical studies : a study of what is outside objective experience
2 : metaphysuc 2

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